Manchester City winger opens up about constant jeering at away grounds during Premier League matches

The England winger also did not shy away from talking about his love and support towards people who suffer with various kind of disabilities.

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Jack Grealish is one of the players from English football who is known for having a love-hate relationship with the fans. The player, who was born in Birmingham, has had a difficult season following a terrible string of injuries in the past several months.

When he returned to the field on Sunday to play in the match against Arsenal, Manchester City supporters were ecstatic to say the least. However, Grealish receives jeers when he is not among his home supporters, and he claimed in a club exclusive interview that he has no idea why.

The English playmaker said, "I always think about it. I always wonder, ‘why do they boo me?’ – and my mum always asks me about it as well. But I don’t actually know why it happens. At every single away ground I go to now, I get booed and I’m not entirely sure why it is – I just have to try and take it as a positive or a compliment.”

Grealish became the most costly British footballer at the time of his £100 million move to City in 2021.Since joining the Blues from Aston Villa, he has taken home six major trophies, and he hopes to contribute to the team's efforts to win three more this season.

Nevertheless, many people view Grealish as a hero, particularly his younger sister Hollie, who had cerebral palsy from birth. He said, “I think I probably am. But she gets fed up with me as well because I’m always winding her up and stuff! I love her to pieces, and we are so lucky to have her because when she was born, they told us she wouldn’t be able to do a lot of things like talking and walking, but luckily she can do all that now.”

The midfielder continued by describing how he is constantly surrounded by disabled individuals. He added, "I think it’s a little bit easier for me because I’ve always been around my sister who is severely disabled. Whether that’s because her friends who often come around who are also disabled, I don’t know, but I’ve always been used to being around people with disabilities.”

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